18 appetizer servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened; stir in oil. Let batter stand 20 minutes.

Step 2

Pour 1 1/2 tablespoons batter for each johnnycake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle.

Step 3

Cook johnnycakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook on the other side. Keep warm.

Step 4

Top johnnycakes evenly with sliced salmon, black caviar, and a sprig of parsley. Serve with créme fraîche, if desired.

Step 5

NOTE: Johnnycake cornmeal can be ordered from Kenyon Corn Meal Company, in Usquepaugh, Rhode Island. Call 800-753-6966 or 401-783-4054, or look up kenyongristmill.com

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